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United Kingdom esports organization Demise has announced it will be parting ways with its male Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CSGO) roster. Formerly known as Turkey5, the mostly Turkish CSGO lineup joined the organization in August but had not seen much success at recent events.
Demise releases male CSGO roster
“Since signing the team has been through several ups and downs which has led us to a mutual agreement to part ways effective immediately and not to renew the contract. We wish them all the best for the future and will continue to support them moving forward,” wrote Demise in a statement. “We love Turkey and how the fans have welcomed us and we will continue to support the Turkish esports scene.”
The former Demise and Turkey5 CSGO roster has entered free agency with this news. This includes the five players Engin “ngiN” Kor, Ömer “imoRR” Karataş, Ahmet “paz” Karahoca, Beyazıt “beyAz” Körpe, Muhammed “mini” Salman, along with coach Canpolat “hardstyle” Yıldıran. The team competed in the monthly European FACEIT Pro League during August of 2019 for their first event, where they ended in 11th place with $500 in prize pool earnings.
Poor performance in 2019
Despite the lineup going on to achieve 1st place finishes at Qualifier events, it hasn’t been able to perform at most of the actual events. The team won $4,000 in 2019’s eXTREMESLAND CSGO Asia tournament after tying with Singaporean team B.O.O.T dreamScape, South Korean org MVP PK, and AUGUST from Mongolia in 5 – 8th place. However, the ex-Demise roster did not win anything in the three months prior, in addition to placing last in Season 32 of ESEA’s Europe Premier Division.
Two players on the Demise roster, ngiN and paz, competed for the former CSGO roster of Turkish esports organization Space Soldiers. However, the entire roster left due to a contract dispute, and the players left to join different teams. Ismailcan “XANTARES” Dörtkardeş went to join Berlin International Gaming (BIG), while captain Engin “MAJ3R” Kupeli eventually was signed by Team LDLC. Will the same happen here, or can the Turkey5 stick together for a new team?
Ethan Chen is a writer with over 3 years of experience covering esports, gaming, and business.